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Review: ‘Life’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: March 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Take a bit of Alien and a splash of Gravity and what do you get? The outcome is Life, the new space-thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds. Director Daniel Espinosa doesn’t change the game with Life, but the film is effective enough to keep your attention for just over 100 minutes. It tells the story […]

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Review: Dave Chapelle Returns With ‘The Age of Spin’ and ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’ Netflix Specials

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: March 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm   /   Television Reviews

Dave Chappelle is back! The popular comic released a pair of comedy specials Tuesday on Netflix. The performances are part of a three-special deal that the comic inked with the streaming service. The first, Deep in the Heart of Texas, was filmed in Austin in 2015. While it brings the laughs, it’s nowhere near as funny as […]

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Review: ‘The Sense of an Ending’ Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Billy Howle, Freya Mavor

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: March 10, 2017 at 8:05 am   /   Movie Reviews

Julian Barnes’ short, but well-received 2011 novel, The Sense of an Ending, had finally received the big screen treatment. Having never read the book, but being told what it’s about, the big screen version may fail to live up to the expectations of some readers. The film starts testing the patience of movie-goers immediately as Tony Webster, played […]

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Bill Paxton Dead at 61 – Looking Back at a Full Career

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm   /   Film

While 2016 saw the deaths of more celebrities than we can remember, 2017 seems to have picked up right where last year left off. On Sunday, Bill Paxton (61) died of complications from a surgical procedure. Paxton is probably most known for his standout roles in Titanic and Apollo 13, but the actor had a […]

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Review: ‘Get Out’ Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

It’s been a while since I’ve felt this uncomfortable leaving a movie. Make no mistake about it, Get Out (the directorial debut of comedian Jordan Peele) sets a new standard for modern horror films. While there are some funny moments, the laughs are scarce; this is a film that will be sure to leave audiences shocked and speechless Alison […]

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Review: Bon Jovi “This House Is Not For Sale” Tour at Scottrade

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 20, 2017 at 4:32 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Bon Jovi returned to St. Louis Sunday night after a 3-year absence. During that time, the band has endured a nasty dispute with its record company, as well as the departure of bandmate and guitar virtuoso Richie Sambora. While Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi will always be one of the most well-known lead singer/lead guitarist […]

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Review: ‘Logan’ Bids Farewell to Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm   /   Off the Wall

Hugh Jackman’s run as Wolverine comes to an end as Marvel’s latest, Logan, sends the titular character off with a bang. Finally, a film that fans of X-Men and action movies alike can embrace. After the worldwide success of Deadpool last year, Fox finally decided to drop the sappy PG-13 rating that has plagued the X-Men franchise since the beginning […]

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Review: ‘The Great Wall’ Starring Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Avoid this wall if at all possible. Matt Damon’s latest film, The Great Wall, may have the look and feel of a Hollywood blockbuster. It cost a reported $150 million to make, but take it from me, the actor’s latest is a dud. It’s a shame the film is not exciting or interesting, as it […]

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Review: ‘Fist Fight’ Starring Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Fist Fight may not be perfect, but it’s a long way from being terrible. That is the best way I can describe the new Ice Cube and Charlie Day comedy, about a pair of teachers looking to square off after one gets the other fired. Cube is his usual angry looking self, playing Ron Strickland -a […]

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Interview: Comedian Gary Owen Comes to the Pageant on March 24

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 15, 2017 at 3:10 am   /   Interviews, St. Louis Events

For 20 years now, Gary Owen has been a fixture in the stand-up comedy scene. His big break came in 1997 on BET’s Comic View. While Owen is white, he has garnered a strong African-American following.  He has headlined BET shows, as well as Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam Tour. Owen has landed feature roles in […]

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